We will improve the learning of all young Australians

The NAP–CC national report 2019 released

21 January 2021

The results of the latest National Assessment Program – Civics and Citizenship (NAP–CC) have revealed Australian students’ performance has plateaued when it comes to understanding the importance of our democracy and appreciating our national values.

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The AC review: timeline updated

24 December 2020

The ACARA Board has resolved that the public consultation window for Mathematics, Technologies, the general capabilities and the cross-curriculum priorities be rescheduled to align with the second scheduled public consultation window for all other learning areas in Term 2, 2021. The consultation window for proposed revisions to the F–10 Australian Curriculum in all learning areas, along with the general capabilities and the cross-curriculum priorities, will open on Thursday 29 April and close on Thursday 8 July 2021.

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Updates to the Measurement Framework for Schooling in Australia

22 December 2020

The Measurement Framework for Schooling in Australia has been updated by ACARA to reflect the Alice Springs (Mparntwe) Declaration and has been published on the ACARA website. 

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Redfern Speech anniversary

21 December 2020

In December we reflected on the landmark Redfern Speech made in 1992 by former Australian Prime Minister, Paul Keating.

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ACARA CEO meets with teachers

21 December 2020

ACARA CEO, David de Carvalho, recently caught up with board members of the Australian Professional Teachers Association (APTA) to give them an update on the progress of the review of the Australian Curriculum.

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Parents learn more about NAP, NAPLAN and My School

25 September 2020

A silver lining of the COVID crisis is that the periods of remote learning have strengthened connections between parents and schools, and a rising number of parents are looking for more ways to be involved in school life.

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ACARA - Assessment


We run the National Assessment Program – the national tests students sit in school – including NAPLAN.

We undertake a range of research activities to deliver NAPLAN tests in an online environment in the future.

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